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On ground pool disconnecting/emergency shut off switch

Discussion in 'Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs' started by Rick18071, May 6, 2019.

  1. Rick18071

    Rick18071 Sawhorse

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    If the pump to an on ground pool is hard wired to comply with the 2015 IRC and the ISPSC if you want the emergency switch and the disconnecting means to be the same switch does the switch need to exactly 5' from the pool?

    IRC E4203.3 Disconnecting means. One or more means to
    simultaneously disconnect all ungrounded conductors for all
    utilization equipment, other than lighting, shall be provided.
    Each of such means shall be readily accessible and within
    sight from the equipment it serves and shall be located at least
    5 feet
    (1524 mm) horizontally from the inside walls of a pool,

    spa, or hot tub unless separated from the open water by a permanently
    installed barrier that provides a 5-foot (1524 mm)
    or greater reach path. This horizontal distance shall be measured
    from the water’s edge along the shortest path required
    to reach the disconnect. (680.12)

    ISPSC 313.7 Emergency shutoff switch. An emergency shutoff
    switch shall be provided to disconnect power to recirculation
    and jet system pumps and air blowers. Emergency shutoff
    switches shall be: provided with access; located within sight
    of the pool or spa; and located not less than 5 feet (1524 mm)
    horizontally from the inside walls of the pool
    or spa.
    Exception: Onground storable pools, permanent inground
    residential swimming pools, residential spas and residential
    water features.

    Is this an error in the ISPSC and should say at least 5' from the pool?
     
  2. Msradell

    Msradell Sawhorse

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    "Not less than" means the same thing as "that less than" as does "at least". To me all of them say that as close as it can be in 5'.
     
  3. steveray

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    Be nice if they used the same language, but yes, 5' or greater....
     
  4. Rick18071

    Rick18071 Sawhorse

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    There doesn't seem to be any details about the required emergency switch. Does anyone know anything about if it is to be labeled?

    I just did an electrical inspection of a on-ground pool and they had a pump timer on the same pole as the receptacles 6' from the pool. If you open the panel of the timer there is a switch that disconnects power to circulation pump.

    Can the switch inside the timer panel be considered the required emergency switch?
     

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